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The National Comedy Theatre improv classes are an exciting and fun approach for people from all walks of life: actors, writers, lawyers or plumbers, beginners to experienced performers, the skills we teach can be applied to all areas.

Ask any casting director what skills are most important when seeing an actor at an audition - the vast majority would answer that is the ability to improvise.

Our teachers have been featured in commercials, film, and on television as well as performed in theaters across the country and all around the world. Whether you want to perform improv in front of a live audience, nail that next audition or develop skills that can help you on any stage, set or work environment, the National Comedy Theatre improv classes can help you achieve your goals.

We offer four levels of adult workshops, each one building on the lessons of the previous. Class sizes are limited.

Classes are held either at our theatre or at our new NCT Training Center at NTC Liberty Station.

First Semester

6 Mondays 7:00-9:00 pm
Starts April 22, 2013
or
6 Thursdays 7:00-9:00 pm
Starts April 25th, 2013
or
6 Saturdays 1:00-3:00 pm
Starts April 13, 2013
Fee $199.00


This course stresses basic skills such as focus, teamwork, mime, character and status - all of the things that, together, create great scene work. The core components of improv, listening skills & your ability to be "in the moment" are strongly emphasized. We build a solid foundation and develop a common language that ensures success in Level 2 and beyond.

Second Semester

6 Saturdays 3:30-5:30 pm
Starts April 13, 2013
or
6 Mondays 7:00-9:00pm
Starts April 22, 2013
Fee $199.00
Prerequisite - NCT First Semester



Building upon the skills learned in our First Semester, this class places a stronger emphasis on character and complex scene development. Improv theory, storytelling, and advanced improv skills are learned, as well as a myriad of short form games.

Third Semester

6 Saturdays 1:00-3:00 pm
Starts April 13, 2013
or
6 Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 pm
Starts April 23, 2013
Fee $199.00
Prerequisite - NCT Second Semester & invitation by faculty



An advanced class which will bring all the skills learned in the previous two courses together, with a focus on live performance. In this class, students are taught games taken directly from the NCT repetoire, which they will perform at our theater for an invited audience.

Fourth Semester -
Long Form Improv


8 Tuesdays 7:00-9:00 pm
Starts April 23, 2013
Fee $199.00
Invitation Only

This 8 week course is for students who have previously finished the NCT Levels 1-3 classes and would like to push their improv to a different level and try new forms.

The class will focus on short and long form improv techniques and skills.

At the end of the 8 week session, there will be a performance for an invited audience.

Kids and Teens



Ages 8-12
Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30 am
Starts April 13, 2013

Ages 13-17
Saturdays 12:30-2:00 pm
Starts April 13, 2013

Check out our Kids and Teens improv comedy class information page by clicking here.





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For more information, call us at 619.295.4999 or email workshops@nationalcomedy.com